Meaning of “precondition” in the English Dictionary

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"precondition" in British English

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"precondition" in American English

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preconditionnoun [ C ]

us /ˌpri·kənˈdɪʃ·ən/

something that must happen or be true before it is possible for something else to happen:

Sound financial policies are a precondition for economic growth.

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"precondition" in Business English

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preconditionnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌpriːkənˈdɪʃən/ us

something which must happen before something else can happen:

Innovation is an essential precondition for growth.
a precondition of sth The agreement to move to new premises was made a precondition of the merger.

(Definition of “precondition” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)